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Morris Stations To Broadcast Live From CRS

The Morris Radio Group of Morris Communications will send crews from six of its country format stations to broadcast live from Country Radio Seminar 2010. The stations will set up in the exhibit hall beginning Wed. Feb. 24 and continue through Friday, Feb. 26. The six stations inlcude KGNC (Amarillo, TX), KBRJ (Anchorage, AK), KYEZ […]

Tube Time W/ Turner, Jewel, Lady A, Nail, Paisley, Pickler

Josh Turner made a guest appearance on Martha Stewart’s “Valentine’s Day Show” airing, Feb. 12. In addition, Turner was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition airing Saturday, February 13. Turner’s new CD Haywire was released last week. ———————- David Nail will perform his Top 10 song “Red Light” on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson […]

Lyric Street Creates Off Cycle Flatts Holiday Song Bundle

Rascal Flatts and Lyric Street are offering fans a special Valentines Day song bundle, 14 Love Songs For The 14th. The 14-track bundle offers some of the group’s more passionate songs from previous CDs including “Bless the Broken Road,” “Unstoppable” and “My Wish.” The specially priced digital-only package is available at retailers such as iTunes […]

Josh Turner Goes Haywire Feb. 9

Josh Turner’s latest release Haywire hits streets Feb. 9 with a standard and deluxe version. Deluxe includes the 11 tracks that appear on the standard release plus two unreleased songs and live versions of “Your Man,” and “Long Black Train.” Deluxe also includes music video “Why Don’t We Just Dance” plus behind-the-scenes recording studio footage. […]

Konicki Named Country Weekly Editor-In-Chief (updated)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Media, Inc. (AMI) announced today that Lisa Konicki, former Photo Editor of Country Weekly magazine, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief effective February 1. Konicki will also have responsibility over the brand’s web site, countryweekly.com. It remains unofficial, but sources confirm that Larry Holden, the previous Editor-in-Chief has exited. Also leaving […]

Walmart’s SoundCheck to Feature Josh Turner

Walmart’s Soundcheck series is getting set to launch performance features in February and March on Josh Turner (2/15), Jessie James, Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson. The video programs can be viewed at soundcheck.walmart.com. In addition to live performances the site also has video interviews and a custom soundcheck playlist feature. One way to stay connected […]

Face The Music: The New Sales Math

“Record labels shouldn’t worry about falling album sales because digital track sales are making up the difference.” The above statement, often heard in anecdotal discussions, is easy to prove wrong. Let’s look at 2009’s results for the overall industry. According to Nielsen SoundScan, digital track sales grew by 8.3% from 1.07 billion to 1.159 billion, […]

Lost Highway Loses Two

MusicRow has learned that Lost Highway’s VP Artist/Media Relations, Jim Flammia; and VP Adult Alternative Promotion, Ray Di Pietro have exited their Nashville-based positions. Di Pietro is said to be forming an artist services promotion/marketing type company to be named, Bitter Little Dutchboy. Di Pietro can be reached at [email protected] Flammia can be reached at […]

SESAC To Offer Watermarked Files

Nashville-based SESAC has joined with Activated Content Corporation (ACC) and Digsound to create a web-based delivery system for watermarked audio files named Ruby DS. The advanced audio-recognition technology is designed to improve the performing rights organization’s ability to track performances for music licensing and royalty distribution. Ruby DS securely delivers audio files via email with […]

May Moves To Warner/Chappell VP/GM

Phil May has been appointed to the newly created position of  VP/GM Nashville at Warner/Chappell Music. May will report directly to Scott Francis, President Warner/Chappell Music and Chairman/CEO Warner/Chappell Music U.S. May will oversee business and administrative activities for the Nashville office and work closely with Tracy Gershon, Senior VP A&R who also reports to […]